1:08pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Bravo Renews 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' for Second Season
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce will continue to impart its wisdom to Bravo viewers. The network has ordered a second season of its first-ever scripted series.
"As divorced people everywhere know, it's good to get picked up," said creator Marti Noxon of the news. "I think I speak for the entire Girlfriends gang when I say we're grateful to be working with UCP and Bravo and grateful to have the opportunity to tell another season of stories."
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The Universal Cable Productions dramedy's audience has grown steadily since its December launch, recently pulling 1.5 million viewers in live-plus-3 ratings. “Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce has struck a chord with Bravo viewers with its sharp-witted humor and emotionally honest take on divorce and starting over,” said Lara Spotts, senior vp development at Bravo Media. “We are extremely proud of the talent and creative team, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Abby McCarthy.”
Starring Lisa Edelstein as a self-help book author whose marriage takes a public nose-dive, the hour has been greeted with a warm critical reception.
This is the second piece of very promising news for NBCUniversal Cable's scripted push — and Universal Cable Productions — in the last month. E!, also under the purview of Bravo chief Frances Berwick, gave an early order to the second season of its own scripted foray, The Royals, ahead of its March premiere.
“We’ve been excited about Girlfriends’ Guide since the day Marti brought it in and we were elated it became Bravo's first scripted series,” added NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president and chief content officer Jeff Wachtel. “Lisa Edelstein and the rest of the incredible cast have sparked fresh conversations about strong, complicated women in a smart and entertaining way. We are thrilled to be back for a second season with the great team at Bravo.”